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Zima Blue Alastair Reynolds

Zima Blue By Alastair Reynolds

Zima Blue by Alastair Reynolds

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A fabulous collection spanning the galaxies and career of SF superstar Alastair Reynolds

Zima Blue Summary

Zima Blue by Alastair Reynolds

Reynolds' pursuit of truth is not limited to wide-angle star smashing - not that stars don't get pulverised when one character is gifted (or cursed) with an awful weapon by the legendary Merlin. Reynolds' protagonists find themselves in situations of betrayal, whether by a loved one's accidental death, as in 'Signal to Noise', or by a trusted wartime authority, in 'Spirey and the Queen'. His fertile imagination can resurrect Elton John on Mars in 'Understanding Space and Time' or make prophets of the human condition out of pool-cleaning robots in the title story. But overall, the stories in ZIMA BLUE represent a more optimistic take on humanity's future, a view that says there may be wars, there may be catastrophes and cosmic errors, but something human will still survive.

Zima Blue Reviews

Alastair Reynolds Sci-fi fans, prepare to be wowed. Reynolds has put together one the most magnificent speculative sci-fi novels of recent times. Rich in imagination and drawing heavily on our fears of artificial intelligence gone awry, he conjures up a universe in which doom and destruction is operatic, while time and space mean nothing. Massive in scope and design, rich in characterisation, beautifully written and thoroughly absorbing. 4 stars. - GQ

House of Suns works brilliantly as a fantastic tour of a distant future and as a remarkable expression of the author's imagination. The author does carry off a story conceived on a scale rarely seen in science fiction. - The Weekend Australian

[Alastair Reynolds ] influences range from Arthur C. Clark to Futurama. It is all done with great spirit and vision. Yahoo! - The Courier Mail

Reynolds manages to enchant the reader with new types of worlds, cultures and mesmerising Technology. Another intriguing and entertaining outing. - Good Reading

Reynolds is a prolific craftsman of stories House of Suns dazzles. It is a sweeping, audacious slice of galactic-scale intrigue and subterfuge. - Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Reynolds is a wonder going from strength to strength. House of Suns is his greatest by far. Each layer reveals a more beautiful interior than that you have just read, like a Russian dol

About Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. REVELATION SPACE and PUSHING ICE were shortlisted for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD; REVELATION SPACE, ABSOLUTION GAP, DIAMOND DOGS and CENTURY RAIN were shortlisted for the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD and CHASM CITY won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD. You can learn more by visiting, or by following @AquilaRift on twitter.

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Zima Blue by Alastair Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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